Here are some highlights of our coverage over the past week:
2014 is on track to set a decade high for global PE deals in commercial services companies—not to mention a roughly 8% year-over-year increase from a big 2013. U.S. companies are driving that growth, as all but one region have already surpassed last year's deal count.
Our latest Global Benchmarking & Fund Performance Report showed that U.S. PE firms had a net cash flow of $50.1 billion in 1Q, a strong start considering the final figure for all of 2013 was $109.5 billion. Overall, larger PE funds are also performing better than their smaller counterparts.